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Some States Move to Save Cursive in the Classroom

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Some States Move to Save Cursive in the Classroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio November 14, 2013 (AP)
By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press

The swirling lines from Linden Bateman's pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.

Cursive. Penmanship. Handwriting.

In years gone by, it helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate.

But now, in the digital age, people are increasingly communicating by computer and smartphone. No handwritten signature necessary.

Call it a sign of the times. When the new Common Core educational standards were crafted, penmanship classes were dropped. But at least seven of the 45 states that adopted the standards are fighting to restore the cursive instruction.

More: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/states-move-save-cursive-classroom-20884654#undefined
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